By Mildred Pitts Walter, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
First printing of this story of an African boy who wishes to fly, poetically illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon.
Near fine in like dust jacket.
BROTHER TO THE WIND
Leo and Diane Dillon were a pair of "the world's pre-eminent illustrators for young people, producing artwork [...] that was a seamless amalgam of both their hands" (NEW YORK TIMES). Their artistry twice earned them Caldecott Medals – Leo was the first Black US American to receive the award – and netted them numerous other honors through their long careers, including a Hugo Award and three Coretta Scott King Awards.
Read more: Margalit Fox, "Leo Dillon, Celebrated Illustrator of Children's Books, Is Dead at 79," New York Times 30 May 2012.
New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, (1985). 10'' x 7.75''. Original color pictorial cloth boards. Original unclipped ($13.00) color pictorial dust jacket. Color pictorial endleaves. Illustrated in color. 32 pages. Publisher's review slip loosely laid in. Jacket with a few tiny scuffs, mild edgewear. Tiny erase mark to front flyleaf. Sharp and bright.
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